As we are transitioning and coping to the new normal brought about the pandemic, some business have started rebuilding and returning their services. Qatar Airways, for one, has started rebuilding its network to more than 550 WEEKLY flights to over 85 destinations.
Qatar Airways has increased its flight frequencies to Ankara, Clark, and Cebu to six days weekly. This multiple award-winning airline will also be flying to Dhaka five days weekly, while Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur will increase to double daily and Istanbul (SAW) to triple daily.
Recently, the airline announced the resumption of their Auckland, Adelaide, Houston, Kigali, London Gatwick, Nairobi, Philadelphia, and Sialkot flights.
Here’s a more detailed list on the resumption of their service:
• Adelaide (two-weekly flights started 16 August)
• Auckland (three-weekly flights via Brisbane starting 18 August)
• Houston (three-weekly flights starting 2 September increasing to four-weekly from 15 September)
• Kigali (three-weekly flights started 3 August)
• London Gatwick (daily flights starting 20 August)
• Nairobi (double daily flights started 3 August)
• Philadelphia (three-weekly flights starting 16 September)
• Sialkot (three-weekly flights starting 1 September)
• Ankara (increasing to daily from 1 September)*
• Cebu (increased to daily from 12 August)
• Clark (increased to six-weekly from 12 August)
• Dhaka (increasing to five-weekly from 23 August)
• Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore (increased to double daily from 10 August)
• Istanbul SAW (increasing to 11 weekly from 20 Aug then triple daily from 1 September)*
• Jakarta (increased to double daily from 17 August)
• Kuala Lumpur (increased to double daily from 17 August)
• Los Angeles (increased to daily from 12 August)
• New York JFK (increasing to double daily from 1 September)
Travel with Confidence with Qatar Airways
Even with the current health crisis, Qatar Airways has never fallen below 30 destinations with continuous services to five continents. It has lead the travel industry in offering passengers more choices with greater flexibility. They implemented the most advanced safety and hygiene measures onboard including becoming the first airline to require the wearing of face shields with face masks or coverings.
As Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said “Qatar Airways will remain focused on its fundamental mission of carrying passengers across the globe safely and reliably.”
Qatar Airways ensures travellers to plan their travel with peace of mind. The airline extended its booking policies which includes unlimited date changes, change of destination if it is within 5,000 miles of the original destination, and no fare differences for travels completed before the 31st of December 2020. All tickets booked until 31st of December 2020 will be valid for two years from the date of issuance. For the full terms and conditions, you may visit the official website at qatarairways.com/RelyOnUs.
As per the IATA data, from April to June, Qatar Airways is fulfilling its mission of “taking people home” and has become the largest international carrier. The airline accumulated unrivalled experience in carrying passengers safely and reliably to their destinations. With this, Qatar Airways managed to effectively rebuild its network.
COVID-19 Impact on Travel
Due to COVID-19’s impact on travel, Qatar Airways grounded its fleet of Airbus A380s as it is not commercially or environmentally justifiable to operate such a large aircraft in the current market. Currently, the ideal choice for the important long-haul routes to Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe and UK are the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787.
Advanced Safety and Hygiene Measures
Qatar Airways has stringently implemented the most advanced safety and hygiene measures on board its aircraft and in Hamad International Airport.
In Hamad International Airport (HIA), Qatar Airways home and hub, the airline has implemented stringent cleaning procedures and has applied social distancing measures throughout its terminals. Passenger touchpoints are sanitized every 10 to 15 minutes. Boarding and bus gate counters are cleaned after each flight. In addition, immigration and security screening points are provided with hand sanitizers.
If you are flying Business Class on QSuite equipped aircraft, you get to enjoy full privacy with their fully closing doors and sliding privacy partitions. There is also a “Do Not Disturb” (DND) feature on the private suit if passengers wish to limit their interaction with the cabin crew. The QSuite is available on flights to more than 30 destinations including Sydney, Singapore, London, and Kuala Lumpur.
Flying any time soon? Note that there are protocols to be followed depending on your point of origin and/or destination. It’s always best to contact your airline to know the proper procedure and protocols. Passengers are strongly advised to continuously monitor the status of their flights and ensure that they have the necessary documents whenever they travel.
For further information, please contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 2200